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Old 02-21-2019, 09:41 PM
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Has anyone seen this issue before. The RE 2601 HD tire rod taper ends of the ball joint passes through the knuckle by about 1/8”. - 3/16” so the nut will not reach the knuckle to hold it tight. This is on both sides. At first I thought my knuckle was worn but both sides seem unlikely and the old tie rod fit tight. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:04 PM
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I don't have experience with the RE but it looks like some grade 8 washers are in order.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:36 AM
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That’s what I was thinking also. I’m excited just never seen this. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:38 AM
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Well not excited. �� I don’t know where that came from.
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eh... I think I'd be sending that photo to whomever you purchased the tie rod from.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:35 PM
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I watched a YouTube video were JK gear and gadgets put a 1 ton tie rods in his Jeep and had to stack washers on it.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:20 PM
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That’s what they are telling me you have to do with the RE and the JK.
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Yeah I bought that one too and have the same thing going on. I just weld a few washers together and tightened the nut on them.
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Thanks i’m Doing the same.
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So this might sound dumb but when I ordered mine, I called them to make sure the install was straight forward and that I didn't need to ream the taper up to 1-ton. They told me the ends were 1-ton and I needed to ream up. My dumbass when I got it didn't test fit it first and reamed both knuckles up a bit. So the ends actually went through even more when I test fitted it. Eff. I just had to add more washers but, I was kind of pissed that RE didn't know their own product.
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